Weekly round-up and open thread, Monday 26th November 2012


Hello all, here’s this week’s list of links to interesting things around the internet we didn’t get a chance to cover on the blog. Anything included is for info and interest only – not necessarily endorsement. Also, please be advised that some of the content may be triggering.

If you’ve come across anything interesting in the last week you want to share, please do post it up via the comments.

The Guardian: David Cameron axes equality assessments in war on ‘red tape’

Advocate: Cuba elects first trans woman to public office

The Guardian: Domestic violence and disabled women: an abuse of power

The Guardian: Why Thai women cut off their husbands’ penises

The Guardian: Trapped: the former couples who can’t afford to move on

CNN: Church of England rejects female bishops by six votes

Quora: Which programming language is the most female-friendly?

Time: Male Models: The Female of the Species

Slashdot: Judge Demands Email and Facebook Passwords From Women In Sexual Harassment Case

Raw Story: Saudi Arabia implements electronic tracking system for women

Daily Life: How to spot a misogynist

The Guardian: Why 2013 will be a boom year for bailiffs and slum landlords

The Guardian: Saudi Arabia criticised over text alerts tracking women’s movements

The Mary Sue: Why Games With Female Protagonists Don’t Sell, and What It Says About The Industry

The Guardian: CPS to crack down on female genital mutilation

Sheffield Star: South Yorkshire UKIP couple’s foster children removed

The Guardian: Alice Arnold – my life with Clare Balding

Welsh Women’s Aid: statement on new stalking offences

LA Times: Former Mexico mayor survives 2 assassination attempts but not third

Huffington Post: It Ain’t Easy Being Rad: The 3 Kinds of Plus-Size Women

Picture taken by me, at September’s Olympic athletes’ parade – cyclist Sarah Storey has been nominated for this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year along with four other women (boxer Nicola Adams, rower Katherine Grainger, heptathlete Jessica Ennis and swimmer Ellie Simmonds) and seven men, including Sir Chris Hoy, in the centre of the picture. Their teammate Victoria Pendleton didn’t make the cut.